Dragonflies in Alabama

Alabama is home to quite a few species of dragonflies of various colors, mostly skimmers, and darners. Dragonflies are one of the first winged insects that evolved almost 300 million years back. They are also the most primitive aerial predators. Though their wingspans have got much smaller than their ancestors, they look impressive with their slender bodies and transparent wings adorned with various patterns.

Dragonflies in Alabama (AL)

Types of Dragonflies in Alabama

  • Common Whitetail
  • Blue Dasher
  • Banded Pennant
  • Common Sanddragon
  • Dragonhunter
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Eastern Pondhawk
  • Four-spotted Pennant
  • Gray Petaltail
  • Great Blue Skimmer
  • Halloween Pennant
  • Marl Pennant Skimmer
  • Meadowhawks
  • Mosaic Darners
  • Red Saddlebags
  • Shadow Darner
  • Slaty Skimmer
  • Wandering Glider
  • Widow Skimmer
  • Yellow-sided Skimmer
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer
  • Black Saddlebags Skimmer
  • Common Green Darner